I foresee this coming year will find Victoria audiences awakening to the fact that some of the best talent to be found is the homegrown variety, within the context of some of the city’s hardest working small arts organizations; and that Victorians — unlike our provincial rulers — do understand how supporting local artists is necessary in creating a holistically healthy community.
Intrepid Theatre’s Fringe Fest
An unprecedented number of Victorians will flock to see our brightest emerging and established stars, taking control of their own artistic destiny. Unfettered by a biased selection process or outrageous venue costs, imagination will get free rein.
Shakespeare in the Summer – Victoria Shakespeare Society
Tailor-made for Victoria’s history and climate. Affordable for everyone, this event will entice audiences in droves to gather on a welcoming hillside and step back in time to revel in the greatest written comedies and tragedies ever.
2012 Romp Festival – Suddenly Dance Theatre
Dance is the hardest working artistic discipline, and everyone is going to realize that right here in our own back yard. We can be blown away by the human body’s ability to interpret story, music and emotion.
Theatre Skam’s 2012 Bike Ride
Did I mention “holistic”? Get fit! Get cultured! People will jam-pack the Galloping Goose Trail on two wheels to see shows by brilliant local actors in Cecilia Ravine Park.
Kafka: the Musical by Murray Gold, Dec. 2012
Now to toot our own horn: everyone will be chomping at the bit to enjoy the writing and musical composition skills of the amazing Mr. Gold in this world premiere event. If you’ve ever enjoyed the current television incarnation of Dr. Who, you’ll know what I mean. Murray Gold has agreed to work personally with Theatre Inconnu in adapting his original BBC radio musical “dramedy” for the stage.